Good choice of music for Fedor intro, inspirational.
He should at least try to change his team first, then after think retirement if it still doesn't go well, at least I hope he will, I don't want to think this is over..
He is still very skilled.
No point Nikolov. He is battered down, and he is too small for the guys today. I think his religious faith prevents him from using steroids, and you can't compete in this level without them, because everyone else is using - and he is already naturally smaller than the others.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 13, 2011 14:11:51 GMT -5
He can put on weight without steroids, I think his training is all messed up now, his team is bad, he can get better cardio without roids.
...But like you said, steroids are so common, good teams may not accept him if he won't take steroids... Fighters know long beforehand when exactly there is going to be tests so they take the roids in advance so when the time comes to test, can't detect it in their system anymore...
If tests were unscheduled...then things would have been different.
Unfair to Fedor that he has to compete against roid-monkeys...
Makes me think about (UFC) Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen (big-mouth American asshole), where Sonnen was explosive during the whole fight n never tireding.. Found out Sonnen's ass was roided like hell.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZDn0xs-zf0 Could only find that fight in Portugese, the others has lots of retards giving their "expert" opinions..
And that Overeem...he looks as if Anderson Silva would have opened his mouth n swallowed Mike Tyson whole n got a new body-type...
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 13, 2011 18:26:13 GMT -5
The problem is probably that he does MMA n Sambo both...so he won't train (without roids) himself to be bigger, because then he would be too big for Sambo I suppose. He has been fighting over a decade, he could have built himself up bigger size long before now, without roids, but it's his love for Sambo that got in the way of continuing in HW MMA is my guess...
well, if one wants to compete against steroid freaks, then one would need to only focus on MMA progress.
He excelled at two sports at the same time, that's more than anyone else did in MMA, let alone excel in MMA for so long as Fedor...maybe I'm whining too much, but that's because I don't like seeing how things changed. Wish that Fedor's greatness had continued...what will he do now? Sambo stuff?
Post by White Cossack on Feb 15, 2011 19:03:43 GMT -5
Very beautiful text about Fedor from a Brazilian MMA magazine. I used google translator, but it should be enough to understand.
Fedor is a myth and my greatest idol. He is like a true Bogatyr. Slava Fedor!
Bigfoot is one of the best in the world makes heavy weather, but a case of unresolved doping and indifference of the UFC had been keeping the top edge of the media and knowledge of most fans. Huge, very heavy, good Jiu-Jitsu, and the skull and hands filled with lead, is one of the toughest fighters to face the planet. Difficult to break down, either in hand or in falls, scary to face a frank exchange of blows and harder to control the floor. Bigfoot is almost an animal, and had its gala evening in Strikeforce, brutalizing, without respect or fear, the greatest MMA fighters.
Apart from the practical reality of the way, one question still hangs in the air. Bigfoot would be able to overcome that Fedor was still at the peak of your career? Or is that Fedor is still in full swing and lost to a more complete athlete? These are issues that challenge their capacity to make me think he should stop fighting. When fans begin to think that a legend might not have been so good, it's time to leave the sport. Now is the head of the comet, is the most visible. It takes the meteor had cleared, stop motion, so we can return to see the trail.
Fedor is already declining years, but still defeated Top 10 wrestlers at the time as Arlovski, Sylvia and Brett Rogers. But fight the fight he has seemingly lost the will to be there. When asked, years ago, because he was undefeated, Fedor said that perhaps he wanted to win more than their opponents. Maybe so. Wedum Bigfoot and seemed to want to beat him more than the opposite. The look of Bigfoot was a mixture of hunger, agony, ecstasy and ferocity. That look that says much more than the pupil shows, is the look that Fedor had. Even calm, even cold, same background, his eyes hidden longings and desires of millions and strength and power. In Strikeforce, have not seen it. I saw the greatest of all time fulfilling a contract, fighting just for the sport and not for glory.
Fedor got aggressive and fell to burst your hands on the statue from Easter Island that Bigfoot has for a head. A first round intense, violent, but that leaked the gas tank of the two, which came in second out of gas. And tired, heavier and hungrier to beat and beat an opponent. Fedor had been severely beaten and endured. For us, by their religion, the M-1, the family, Russia. It is known there. What's in video is that it survived almost five minutes and more than 160 direct strikes in the face of a fighter almost 30 pounds more. Only he agreed to go through it.
His spirit endured, but his body did not take it anymore. The captain who goes down with the ship is still alive when his boat, apparently so much stronger, has been shattered.
Fedor lost one to be his last fight. And even then that may have been his final round had mild flashes of greatness. What fighter could leave a fair arm triangle choke, fitted and welded in Bigfoot after catching so much time and possibly with the bones of her face smashed? Only Fedor. And Bigfoot did not give up the key, Fedor came out. Again, only Fedor. And how many times have we said this to our friends, girlfriends or for ourselves? Fedor was bigger than the sport, was higher than the national boundaries, in its Russian flag we saw so many of our own, it was incredible, the impossible was the "holy shit" that held the tellers not to say live was the first video of MMA showed it to my family, who has made me wonder just leave this sport to love. Forever will be the largest because it transcends time and space to breathe, inspires us, unites us, makes us well. Fedor is the greatest fighter that MMA has ever had, but today is no longer the best. Today, Bigfoot is better than Fedor Emelianenko.
Known by many names like “The Experiment”, “Alexander the Great” and “The Russian Bear”, Aleksandr Karelin was a prominent Greco-Roman wrestler for Russia and, before it dissolved, Soviet Union. He is famous for winning the gold medals in the super heavyweight category at the Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta Olympics in 1988, 1992 and 1996 respectively and is widely considered to be an Olympic Legend.
Karelin managed go unbeaten in international competition between the years 1987 and 2000. The last six years in this unbeaten streak witnessed him winning all matches without giving away a single point to any of his opponents. His mammoth winning streak came to an end in the gold medal match at the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000, when American wrestler Rulon Gardner beat him because of a change in rules.
Considered by numerous people as the best Greco-Roman wrestler ever, Karelin was noted for his lethal move, which he called “Karelin Lift”. This move is a kind of reverse body lift in which the opponent is lifted into the air and is slammed on the mat in a violent manner, either face up or face down. If it is executed in the correct manner, the thrower is awarded five points which is the maximum number of points awarded in Greco-Roman wrestling for a single move. This technique was previously used by light weight wrestlers only, because to lift a heavy opponent required herculean strength. Karelin, however, used this move on opponents who weighed as much as 130 kilos.
There are many known facts about Karelin that continue to amaze his fans and followers. For instance, when Karelin was born, he weighed almost 15 pounds. He is an active politician in Russia for the United Russia party and holds a PhD in Physical Education. Karelin was also a part of the famous professional wrestling match organized by RINGS in 1999. He won the match against Akira Maeda, hence drawing a gate of almost $2.5 million.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 21, 2011 18:15:15 GMT -5
Thx! Moving Boxing stuff here.
Wladimir Klitschko beats Chambers in 12-round thriller.
RussiaToday.com 21 March, 2010, 02:06
World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko delivered his opponent Eddie Chambers a left-hand knockout punch eleven seconds from the end of the fight to retain his WBO, IBO and IBF belts on Saturday.
Chambers looked full of resolution when they faced each other before the bout, but it was the Ukrainian, who was in control in the ring throughout.
Klitschko rattled the 27-year-old American, who had previously been his sparring partner, in the second round but had to wait until the dying seconds of the bout to stage a dramatic finale and knock Chambers out in front of 51,000 fans at Duesseldorf's soccer stadium.
"I have to give him credit. Chambers is very fast and super strong," Klitschko said in a ringside interview before adding: "He does not have much punching power but could have probably outboxed me if I had got tired, but that did not happen."
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring for the first time in nine months.
It was KO number 48 for the younger Klitschko brother, who improved to 53 professional wins and just three defeats.
Povetkin sends Oruh to the floor.
RT.com 16 October, 2010, 20:32
Undefeated Russian heavyweight Aleksandr Povetkin has collected his 20th win in the ring, knocking out Nigerian-born rival Teke Oruh in the Russian town of Chekhov on Saturday.
The bout, which was meant to be 10 rounds long, finished in the dying seconds of the 5th round.
The “Russian Knight,” who was in control from the very start, caught Oruh on an oncoming move and delivered a devastating right-hand punch into his opponent's chin, sending him to the floor.
Despite the win, Povetkin's coach Teddy Atlas was far from satisfied with his man, saying there's still plenty of work to be done.
The boxer thanked all of the home fans who came to cheer for him.
"I'm very happy to see all the Russian people supporting me," Povetkin said.
The 31 year old is to make his next appearance in the ring as soon as October, but the fighter to face him in Rostock, Germany, on the night is still unnamed.
The 2004 Olympic champion, Povetkin used to be a mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko's IBF title but has missed the chance to face the Ukrainian champ due to injuries and contract disputes.
Vitali Klitschko defends title by defeating U.S. challenger.
Ukraine's WBC Heavyweight Champion 'Dr. Ironfist' Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) defeated U.S. Shannon 'The Cannon' Briggs (51-5-1-1, 45 KOs) on points and defended his champion title.
The two heavyweights faced off early on Sunday at O2 World Hamburg arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Fighting in his usual conservative style, Klitschko, 39, steadily built up pressure on the challenger, and by the sixth round dominated the match.
Briggs, 38, showed a formidable stamina, withstanding Klitschko's onslaught until the end of the bout.
Klitschko defended his title for the fifth time since he beat Samuel Peter in October 2008 to regain the WBC crown.
Briggs, returned to the spotlight following a three-year rebuilding process after losing the WBO belt to Sultan Ibragimov. He has fought four times since, scoring three first round knockouts and one No Contest.
MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti)
Vitali Klitschko still hopes to gain all champion belts with his Brother Wladimir.
KYIV, October 21 / UKRINFORM/. Ukraine's renowned boxer Vitali Klitschko, who defended his WBC heavyweight title with a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Briggs in Hamburg on October 16, still hopes to have all the heavyweight championship belts along with his brother Wladimir, he said in Kherson on Thursday, south of Ukraine, according to UKRINFORM.
"Today, we 'control' with my brother Wladimir three boxing versions of the four main ones. Our goal is to get the WBA belt, which so far does not belong to us [currently owned by David Hay - ed.], and totally control world heavyweight boxing," Vitali Klitschko stressed.
Ukrainian Serhiy Fedchenko new WBO-Europe champion.
KYIV, November 15 /UKRINFORM/. In the central bout at the World Boxing in Kharkiv tournament, Ukrainian Serhiy Fedchenko (27-1, 13 KOs) beat former American WBO champion DeMarcus Corley (37-15-1, 22 KOs) with the scores 120:110, 119:110 and 117:113 to gain the vacant WBO-Europe junior welterweight title.
Fedchenko was ahead of his rival in speed and reaction and in most rounds was a bit more precise that predetermined his victory.
Vitali Klitschko ready to battle David Haye even in spring.
KYIV, November 16 / UKRINFORM/. WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko from Ukraine says he is ready to sign a contract to fight WBA champion David Haye in the spring, anywhere, including England, with a 50-50 deal for both parties, UKRINFORM reported citing boxingscene.com.
"Stop talking. I'm ready to sign any time, let's make the fight in springtime. No excuses any more, he talks too much, he's a great talker, but the question is, is he a good fighter or not? He's world champion by talking. Let's fight. Let's go," Vitali stressed.
As UKRINFORM reported, Haye himself after knockout victory over Audley Harrison said that now he eyes the Klitschko brothers, but insists that he get 100 percent of the revenues from sales of TV broadcasts in the UK and give rivals the same share of sales in Germany.
Earlier the World Boxing Council (WBC) had obliged Vitali Klitschko to conduct a mandatory defense. The title fight is to take place within 100 days after December 17, after the duel between Odlanier Solis and Ray Austin.
Wladimir Klitschko delivers ultimatum to David Haye.
KYIV, February 7 /UKRINFORM/. IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine has said that if the fight against WBA heavyweight champion David Haye of Britain does not take place on July 2, then it will never be held.
"I know the British fans are looking forward to this fight and I am looking forward to actually satisfying the British fans and fight David Haye. I'm right here and I'm confirming that July 2nd as I've said before is the date for the fight. Either David Haye takes it or the whole thing is dead," Klitschko said.
He also noted that the financial details of the contract had been agreed long ago and that the money would be split 50-50. Moreover, Klitschko said that he did not care where the fight would be held and that he was ready to fight anywhere, including in Britain.
The Klitschko brothers will hold their next bouts this spring. Vitali will face Cuba's Odlanier Solis on March 19, while Wladimir will fight Britain's Derek Chisora on April 30.
Wladimir Klitschko: We won't retire without Haye's belt.
KYIV, February 15 /UKRINFORM/. WBO/IBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has said that he and his brother, WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, are not looking to retire until they obtain the WBA title, which is currently held by David Haye.
"My brother and I have always stated that it is our joint ambition to hold all four major heavyweight belts and create sporting history. We have three and David Haye has one, so either he fights one of us, or he retires and we then beat whoever is put up against one of us. What is for certain is that neither Vitali nor I will even think about quitting until we have all four belts," Klitschko said.
The Ukrainian boxer said that he did not believe that Haye would retire from boxing in October, and added that he did not see himself fighting Haye in 2011.
"With Chisora and then possibly Adamek it's unlikely the fight can take place before the end of the year at the earliest, but I'm not going anywhere and I suspect, even though Haye says he will retire, that he cannot afford to quit boxing before he has fought me," Klitschko said.
"Why do I say that? Because does Haye really believe his legacy will be the Audley Harrison fight? That was the most exciting three rounds of boxing in the history of the sport, wasn't it? If that's how Haye wants to bow out then he'll be betraying his fans and his legacy will be that of a loser if he never fights me," he said.
Klitschko said earlier that if a fight against Haye does not take place on July 2, then it would never be held.
The Klitschko brothers will hold their next fights this spring. Vitali will face Odlanier Solis of Cuba on March 19, while Wladimir will fight Derek Chisora of Britain on April 30.
The world heavyweight championship is on - British champion David Haye will take on Ukraine's Vladimir Klitshcko in the Summer in Germany. It is on. "We have a deal".
The British World Heavyweight Boxing champion, David Haye, WBA, will take on the Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko, WBO, IBO and IBF, this Summer on June 25 or July 2, in Germany, as arranged and confirmed by the managers of both sportsmen.
Adam Booth, the manager of David Haye,l declared to Sky Sports: "We have a deal. We're happy with it, they're happy with it. They didn't want to come to the UK for a couple of reasons. David is happy to go anywhere to fight Vladimir... he doesn't care if it's in his back garden. David is raring to go".
Bernd Boente, Klitschko's manager, confirms: "The fight is 99 percent sealed... We have June 25th and July 2nd as possible dates."
The British World Heavyweight Boxing champion, David Haye, WBA, will take on the Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko, WBO, IBO and IBF, this Summer on June 25 or July 2, in Germany, as arranged and confirmed by the managers of both sportsmen.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 21, 2011 17:08:45 GMT -5
Ukraine's Yanukovych applauds Klitschko's boxing title victory.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych congratulated his compatriot WBC Heavyweight World Champion Vitali Klitschko with a confident victory in his title defense bout last week in Germany.
"Dr. Ironfist" Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) defended his WBC belt against Cuba's Odlanier Solis on Saturday in Cologne with a first round KO.
"I sincerely congratulate you with victory in the bout against Cuba's Odlanier Solis. I am convinced that this success is a considerable contribution to other achievements of national boxing and an example to follow for many Ukrainian athletes," Yanukovych said.
Mandatory challenger 'La Sombra' Solis (17-1, 12 KOs) suffered his first career defeat after judges decided to stop the bout in the first round due to a knee injury of the Cuban, disappointing a sell-out crowd of over 19,000 spectators at the Lanxess Arena.
On the third minute of the first round, Klitschko delivered a short right-hand blow to the temple of the 2004 Olympic Champion causing him to wobble and then fall, twisting his knee.
Mariusz Zbigniew Pudzianowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarjuʂ pudʑaˈnɔfski]) (born on February 7, 1977 in Biała Rawska) is a Polish strongman and mixed martial artist. A former gym instructor, his nickname in Poland is "Pudzian" (Polish: [ˈpudʑan]).
During his career as a strongman, Pudzianowski has won five World's Strongest Man titles—more than any other athlete—as well as two runner-up titles (including his most recent performance in the 32nd edition). In 2009, Pudzianowski debuted as a mixed martial artist.
Russian boxer Lebedev defeats Jones, prepares for title bout.
Russian boxer Denis Lebedev knocked out Roy Jones, Jr. on the last seconds of the final round late on Saturday and showed his ability to fight for a world champion title.
"Denis showed that he is ready to fight with strongest opponents and with big names. He showed his resolution. His next fight will be held here, in Moscow. And it will be a world champion title bout," Lebedev's manager, Denis Khryunov, said.
Lebedev (22-1, 17 KOs) said his opponent was in good shape, but failed to surprise him.
"Roy was just what we expected of him - agile, cunning, fast. And his punches became no slower - they are still as quick as they used to be," the 31-year-old Russian boxer said.
"The most difficult period for me was after the sixth round. I seemed to be out of breath, but then I reached the turning point and everything was fine again," Lebedev added.
Jones (54-8, 40 KOs), who is now on a three-fight losing streak, praised Lebedev as "a tough competitor," saying his opponent was ready to fight for a championship belt and was one of the best fighters in his division.
"It was a great shot, I can't take nothing away from him," Jones said about the final punch which sent him to mat face first.
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Greetings brothers! Nice to see some new faces
Jun 30, 2018 2:36:30 GMT -5
Jul 9, 2018 8:49:33 GMT -5
White Cossack: How are you, Nikolov? I heard it's a hot summer in Sweden this year. Do you enjoy it? Regards, Yaroslav
Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Very very hot...sometimes around 31-35...and it has been going on since month of May, everything is scorched yellow and dry, things are dying or dead, this is abnormal summer..must be global warming, usually have rainy dull summers, this feel like south eu
Jul 30, 2018 10:49:17 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: large forest fires, not where I live, but have country-wide BBQ ban..which I find ridiculous...not to enjoy this warm summer? pffft..
Jul 30, 2018 10:50:42 GMT -5
White Cossack: You enjoy it, huh.
Jul 30, 2018 12:41:41 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bbq is basic slavic right
Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: @ussrstrong: I blame general low activity on social medias, all the people sit there today
Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
reznik: @proto-Orchid: very true. What's worse, is that the system is designed specifically to keep those people dormant in their echo chambers. Nothing new to learn for them there, just stupid cat videos and such. Sad.
Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Then they come back home, put pictures on Instagram or Facebook to show off how they spent their time jogging, and as mental satisfaction they get few likes or hearts, or whatever social medias have today, which is a measure of how good their life is. Sick
Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
prawiomir: Hello. : )
Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: The latest flare up in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is painful to watch. Two brothers pit against one-another by foriegn elites, for what? Money and power... Sad.
Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Seems like its loosing momentum? lets hope...
Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Feb 27, 2019 23:01:32 GMT -5
Marcinko: Looking for contacts to research Marcinko name in Slovakia.
Jun 3, 2019 0:37:57 GMT -5
White Cossack: Nikolov, my dear.. What's up
Jul 28, 2019 9:08:27 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bought a 3rd book shelf, for some reason I'm crazy about buying lots of books..
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